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“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” –Ronald Reagan
The Democratic Party is hell bent on changing our way of being governed. They are trying to push us into a Socialist form of government where we are governed from the top down and only a few will enjoy the fruits of our labor.
“If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn’t thinking,” General George S. Patton.
All 23 Democratic candidates running for president seem to be on the same page except for a couple of them. This came to my attention watching clips from the California Democratic convention held two weeks ago. Those two are former Vice President Joe Biden and former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.
For Biden, he did not attend the California event. He is just sitting around hoping that most of the candidates now running will just drop out and he and Bernie Sanders will fight it out for the nomination.
But, Hickenlooper is the only candidate that is thinking about the Socialist movement of Sanders and Alexander Ocasio-Cortes. Hickenlooper knew that following the thinking of all other Socialist thinking Democrats at the convention would be just another voice lost in the barrel full of like minded Socialists. He told the convention, “that socialism is not the answer to beating Trump.” For that statement he was booed by most of the 5,000 delegates in attendance. He was also booed again when he expressed skepticism about a government run health care and the Green New Deal program to fight climate change, where he got booed a third time. Those are some of the proposals that are too important to the left to be challenged or changed.
I think by the time that the 2020 election comes around, we will know how much difference there is between the two parties and I have to tell everyone that if you have been a Democrat in the past, it is no longer the party of your fathers.
Senator Rand Paul (R–KY) put forth a bill before the senate last week in an attempt to reduce the federal debt. His proposal was to take one percent less. The bill would have required every government funded agency to do with one percent less in the next budget period than they had in the current budget. Paul asked, “can your department get by with one penny less than it got this year on each dollar.” So for every dollar the agency got this year, it would get 99 cents in the next budget. Guests what, no Democrats voted for it and many Republicans shunned it. The federal government is so far in debt that our great-grandchildren will be paying the principal and interest for all their lives.
This is just another reason for term limits, so those people in Congress need not give away taxpayers money in an attempt to get re-elected. No more than 12 years on the government dole!
Currently members of Congress get paid $174,000 annually and upon retirement they get 80 percent of that figure, which is $139,200 annually for life. However, they must be at least 62 years old or at least 50 with 25 years of service. I have no way to know how much the federal government pays in retirement funds for former members of the senate or congress people. Let’s cut their time in office down to a term that keeps them from getting a pension.
As I write this, I thought, maybe I should run for Congress and serve one term and as I am over 62, I could collect that $139,400 for the rest of my life.
Thanks for reading! ~Carlton